Our monthly (mostly) email newsletter, eCube, is undergoing some transformation. Much as we’ve loved our typewriters and mimeograph, our photocopiers, our plain text over the years, it’s time to move to something that makes our newsletters a little easier for you to navigate and a bit easier for us to prepare — and that also connects with our website and social media.
As of today, eCube will now be delivered via MailChimp. If you were already a subscriber, you should have received an email welcoming you to the new service. If you didn’t receive that email, you can verify your subscription (or subscribe for the first time!) below.
If you’re worried that your eCube may go into your spam folder, add the email email@example.com to your safe sender list.
If you’re a Gmail user, we do want to warn you in advance that Google often routes MailChimp emails to your Promotions tab. Don’t forget to check for it there if you don’t see it in your inbox!
eCube is still going to come out monthly — and we expect we’ll do twice-a-month newsletters in April and May as we get closer to the convention. Our email newsletter is a great way to get a handy monthly reminder of all our upcoming deadlines, articles about what’s going on in WisCon planning, and tips on how to make the most of your Memorial Day weekend.
If you have any questions about our transition to MailChimp, you can email me to chat about it: firstname.lastname@example.org
eCube Number Eleven is now online, with a call for WisCon volunteers, a shout-out for Deb’s Liverlovers, Tiptree Auction news, Access info, and the announcement of the brand-new, all-shiny WisCon Registration Smorgasbörd.
eCube Number One is now available online with news about a very special hotel special, ConCom vacancies, the full Tiptree Winners List and the annual WisCon33 Lost and Found list (are you missing a purple Montefiore pen?)
Gathering apprentices needed: The soon-to-retire Gathering coordinators are looking for apprentices to learn the ropes from this year’s Gathering coordinators in preparation for taking over for WisCon 34. You don’t have to be located in Madison to do the job, but you do need to arrive at the convention in time to begin set-up at 9am on Friday.
The Gathering Coordinators’ duties include recruiting participants to do activities during the event, working with Programming to ensure all participants are listed in the database, working with the Volunteer Coordinator to get volunteers to help staff the event, working with the hotel liaison to order food and tables, writing an article or two for eCube and the program book, creating flyers, maps, and passports for the event, ordering prizes for attendees, and onsite set-up and tear-down.
It’s easy to do the job out of state since the prep work is done via email. Once you’re onsite, the job is completely done before Opening Ceremonies, so you are free to enjoy the rest of the convention. Plus, you get a sneak peak and first pick at Galley table and Clothing Swap! If you are interested, please let us know via email@example.com.
eCube #4 is now available online or as a downloadable PDF document. It includes the full text of the WisCon Concom’s statement on welcoming people of color, as well as updates on GOH nominations, child care, programming, and another installment of “Meet the Concom!”